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10-23-2001, 09:47 AM

Met JimW at a Chatham beach this AM.

Short version: I landed a FAT fish, length unknown, over 30Ē, it stretched open the gap in my hook, had to leave at sunrise, Jimís still out there somewhere.

I wish I could start every day like this.


10-23-2001, 10:00 AM
Jeff.... not during a work day... not fair at all while I sit here.....

10-23-2001, 11:32 AM
You guys will say anything to get me down there. :P


10-23-2001, 01:46 PM
Terry - just between you and me, this fish told me that he was the last of the fall stripers, don't be fooled, it's all over....

10-23-2001, 04:25 PM
Great fishing with you Roop. That fish was such a porker it was running out of skin. I hit the light from 8:00-9:30. There were some birds grabbing sand eels out in the middle of the bowl and small sand eels in the current close to shore, but I couldn't seem to find the fish. While I was at the light there was a major blitz on the backside of Nausset point that lasted about 45 minutes. I tried another spot after that but it just wasn't in the cards today. Nice day to be out there though.

10-23-2001, 05:55 PM
Next time you guys are going to play hooky - let me know. The excuse is already written - just need to insert the proper date.


10-24-2001, 12:29 AM
Allright Roop!

Great way to start the day, those really FAT stripers are amazing. Sounds like a great morning out.


10-24-2001, 04:24 AM
Well Roop I guess you didn't get to put your saltwater gear away for the season. Just one more cast. Great report. FishHawk